WORLD WAR I
Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion

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Collection Otto Spaedtke
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Description Gelatin print on cardstock of "our squad" from Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Group photograph of a squad from either Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard or their latter designation as Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion. They are wearing M1912 or M1917 Tunics; M1917 Trousers; Campaign Hats (except Adolph Sphatt, front center wearing M1912 Visor Hat); Leggings; and pistol belts with pistols. A conical tent is in the background. They are identified from left to right, top row: Harlod Smith (KIA); William Hable; Edward Zindler (KIA); Otto Spaedtke (KIA); Otto Zellmer; and Frank Klotz. Front Row: Lorenzo Reed; Harvey Christensen; Corporal Adolph Sphatt; Arthur Burgener: and Elwin A. Ruppel (KIA).
Otto Spaedtke was born in Oshkosh, WI on April 26, 1900, the son of Robert and Augusta Fremming Spaedtke. He became a member of Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd "Rainbow" Division in 1917. Killed in action at Chateau-Thierry, July 30, 1918, by a machine gun bullet to the head. His body was returned to Oshkosh and interred at Riverside Cemetery, Lot 4, Block 159.
Object ID P1935.6.1
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Spaedtke, Otto
Smith, Harlod L.
Hable, William
Zindler, Edward
Zellmer, Otto
Klotz, Frank
Reed, Lorenzo
Christensen, Harvey
Sphatt, Adolph
Burgener, Arthur
Ruppel, Elwin A.
Place Camp Mills, NY
Print size 4" x 5"
Subjects Group photographs
Male
World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
Tents
Camps
Military camps
Machine guns
Soldiers
42nd Division
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
Title Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion
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